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Monday, June 23 2014

‘Brazil With Monty Python’s Michael Palin’ Isn’t the Brazil You’re Thinking of

This BBC series is a nice way to learn some things about the world's fifth largest country, which is hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Thursday, March 10 2011

Michael Palin: Nice Guy Finishes in Hollywood

The Nice One from Monty Python sketches a consistent portrait of himself as a decent, ordinary bloke who just happens to be trapped in the role of light-comedy hero -- Hugh Grant comes inevitably to mind -- playing exasperated straight man to his whacky buddies, who in turn are forever dragging him into Situations.


Wednesday, March 11 2009

The Secret Policeman’s Balls

The seemingly smutty and initially baffling title is the collective moniker for a series of Amnesty International benefit concerts, held in London.


Tuesday, November 25 2008

The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset

The Python legacy is like the Python treatment of death: vast, ridiculous, constant.


Tuesday, November 11 2008

The Michael Palin Collection

Michael Palin does all the stuff you’d probably be afraid to do yourself and, while doing it, he makes witty little jokes and smiles like a bastard.


Thursday, December 13 2007

Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years by Michael Palin

No laughing matter: Comics' memoirs reveal seriously hard work, conflict behind success.


Monday, October 8 2007

Part 2 - Outsider Influences

TV was at a standstill. On one side -- the status quo. On the other -- the innovators from outside the mainstream. Guess who ended up winning the 'classics’ argument?


Tuesday, March 13 2007

A Fish Called Wanda - Collectors Edition (1988)

Look beyond the obvious comedic aspects and you’ll find a wonderfully constructed, brilliantly acted film that is at once crime caper, love story and a biting satire of the many differences between Yanks and Brits.


Monday, September 25 2006

The Personal Best of Monty Pythons Flying Circus

A nostalgia-tinged scrapbook satisfying to only the most ardent of collectors.


Thursday, November 3 2005

Monty Python’s Flying Circus: 16 Ton Megaset Collection

In the heavenly hierarchy of humor, Monty Python's Flying Circus is God. Its four-year run on the BBC resulted in 45 stellar examples of superior sketch comedy.


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